History[ edit ] Frederick Taylor analyzed non-value-adding parts of setups in his book, Shop Management page However, he did not create any method or structured approach around it. Frank Gilbreth studied and improved working processes in many different industries, from bricklaying to surgery. As part of his work, he also looked into changeovers.
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In addition, he is recognized as having created and formalized the Zero Quality Control, which emphasizes the application of the Poka-Yoke principle. Shingo was born on January 8, , in Saga, Japan. Company, he managed to observe the operations and the workers, arguing the need to improve them.
By , he was sent to the Amano manufacturing plant in Yokohama, under the orders of the Ministry of Munitions. The objective of the SMED was to eliminate the bottlenecks caused by the body molding presses. In , he began to place simple mechanical instruments in the assembly processes, in order to prevent the pieces from being assembled incorrectly, which he called Poka-Yoke While analyzing the processes of the Hitachi factory, a member of the research team asked him how to handle the times when the items were delayed while there were cranes available.
In , he provided inspection at the source and managed to make the Poka-Yoke more sophisticated, so that the utility of statistical quality control was reduced since there were no errors. Three years later, in , Shigeo Shingo was awarded the Yellow Ribbon Medal, thanks to his contributions to the flow of operations in the shipbuilding industry.
A year later, he was part of an observation trip of the European machinery and other travel industry in the United States and Europe. On , after making a visit to a Matsushita plant, he got a full month without defects in an assembly line. Shigeo Shingo concluded that the Statistical Quality Control was not necessary to achieve zero defects, but that the application of Poka-Yoke and Inspection in the Source was sufficient so that it became the support of the Zero Quality Control.
Shigeo Shingo said that Japanese success was due to the loyalty of employees and the excellent relationships between staff and senior management, which were related to employment for life.
Shigeo Shingo died on November 14, , at the age of No Ratings Yet Loading
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